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Please check here for regular updates on the status of Chautauqua Institution and CHQ Assembly web properties and on-grounds services. For status changes and incident updates delivered automatically by email, click here or the Subscribe button at the bottom of the page.

For further assistance, our Ticket Office support staff is available 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET Monday–Friday. Contact ticketoffice@chq.org or call 716-357-6200. To contact Chautauqua Police call 716-357-6225 or email Police@chq.org. In the event of an emergency, dial 911.

Past Incidents

Tuesday 9th August 2022

No incidents reported

Monday 8th August 2022

No incidents reported

Sunday 7th August 2022

No incidents reported

Saturday 6th August 2022

No incidents reported

Friday 5th August 2022

No incidents reported

Thursday 4th August 2022

No incidents reported

Wednesday 3rd August 2022

No incidents reported

Tuesday 2nd August 2022

Weather/Environment and Road/Sidewalk/Walkway Conditions Beach Closing: Boys' and Girls' Club

The Chautauqua County Department of Health & Human Services has recommended that we close the beach at Boys' and Girls' Club, adjacent to Seaver Gym and the Boys' Club building, due to elevated bacteria levels. Children's Beach and Pier Beach at the Pier Building remain open.

Monday 1st August 2022

No incidents reported

Sunday 31st July 2022

No incidents reported

Saturday 30th July 2022

No incidents reported

Friday 29th July 2022

No incidents reported

Thursday 28th July 2022

Chautauqua Facilities and Services Sports Club to Open at 1 p.m. Today, July 28

Sports Club will open at 1 p.m. today, Thursday, July 28. Please note that boating services (e.g. kayaks, stand-up paddleboards or SUPs, canoes and paddle boat rentals) will be unavailable until Aug. 3.

Wednesday 27th July 2022

Chautauqua Facilities and Services Afterwords Café Closed Today, July 27

Residents and patrons can visit the Gallery Café (9 a.m. to 2 p.m.) or the Starbucks Coffee Gazebo (7 a.m. to 5 p.m.) for breakfast needs. The Afterwords will reopen tomorrow.

Tuesday 26th July 2022

CHQ Assembly Video Platform (assembly.chq.org) CHQ Assembly Technical Issues and Workaround for 7/26 Lecture

We are having technical issues with CHQ Assembly. To watch this morning's lecture online, click on the link below and use the following password:

URL: https://www.chq.org/CHQ-assembly-captioned-events/ Password:  CHQcaptions

  • Thank you for bearing with us as we worked through technical issues during this morning's lecture. CHQ Assembly subscribers can view Linda Chavez's presentation on demand any time here: https://assembly.chq.org/videos/linda-chavez-2022

  • Weather/Environment and Road/Sidewalk/Walkway Conditions Beach Closing: Boys' and Girls' Club

    The Chautauqua County Department of Health & Human Services has recommended that we close the beach at Boys' and Girls' Club, adjacent to Seaver Gym and the Boys' Club building, due to elevated bacteria levels. Children's Beach and Pier Beach at the Pier Building remain open.

    Monday 25th July 2022

    No incidents reported

    Sunday 24th July 2022

    Ticketing Services (website, phones and other systems) Canceled: "Black Like Me" Performance

    Tonight’s Chautauqua Theater Company performance “Black Like Me” is canceled. We apologize for the inconvenience.

    Weather/Environment and Road/Sidewalk/Walkway Conditions Water Shoes Recommended During Lake Use

    As you prepare to enjoy the lake and beach areas at Chautauqua, please know that zebra mussels are known to be in Chautauqua Lake and their shells can be sharp. Water shoes are recommended on shores and in waters off our beaches where you may be walking on the lake bottom. Chautauqua Institution sells water shoes (children and adult sizes) at the Sports Club.

    If you have any questions about this message, please email Shannon Rozner, Senior Vice President for Community Relations, at srozner@chq.org. Thank you.

    Saturday 23rd July 2022

    No incidents reported

    Friday 22nd July 2022

    No incidents reported

    Thursday 21st July 2022

    No incidents reported

    Wednesday 20th July 2022

    No incidents reported

    Tuesday 19th July 2022

    No incidents reported

    Monday 18th July 2022

    No incidents reported

    Sunday 17th July 2022

    No incidents reported

    Saturday 16th July 2022

    No incidents reported

    Friday 15th July 2022

    No incidents reported

    Thursday 14th July 2022

    No incidents reported

    Wednesday 13th July 2022

    No incidents reported

    Tuesday 12th July 2022

    No incidents reported

    Monday 11th July 2022

    No incidents reported

    Sunday 10th July 2022

    No incidents reported

    Saturday 9th July 2022

    No incidents reported

    Friday 8th July 2022

    No incidents reported

    Thursday 7th July 2022

    No incidents reported

    Wednesday 6th July 2022

    No incidents reported

    Tuesday 5th July 2022

    No incidents reported

    Monday 4th July 2022

    Chautauqua Facilities and Services Limited Hours at Some Gates for July 4

    Residents and patrons of Chautauqua Institution are advised of the following hours for gate operations on Monday, July 4:

    • South Gate: 7 a.m.–3 p.m. • Market Gate: CLOSED • Main Gate Pedestrian Entrance: 7 a.m.–11 p.m. • Main Gate Pedestrian Exit: 7 a.m.–3 p.m. (when closed, patrons may exit through the entrance side) • Main Gate Auto: 24 hours • Turner Gate Auto: 7 a.m.–11 p.m. • Turner Gate Pedestrian: 6:30 a.m.–6 p.m. • Elm Gate: 7 a.m.–6 p.m.

    Sunday 3rd July 2022

    No incidents reported

    Saturday 2nd July 2022

    No incidents reported

    Friday 1st July 2022

    No incidents reported

    Thursday 30th June 2022

    No incidents reported

    Wednesday 29th June 2022

    No incidents reported

    Tuesday 28th June 2022

    No incidents reported

    Monday 27th June 2022

    No incidents reported

    Sunday 26th June 2022

    No incidents reported